Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Cinnamon Ice Cream

Many years ago my Witch Sissy worked at a restaurant that had the best cinnamon ice cream ever. It was the only thing on the menu worth eating, by the way. Ever since the demise of said lousy restaurant I've heard her wax poetic about the joys of this cinnamon ice cream.

"Its creamy, sweet and spicy. It's got a strong cinnamon flavor that borders on red hots but not fake. It the best ice cream ever" says Witchy Sissy, the certified dark chocoholic. The Kitchen Witch thinks "Damn, that's gotta be some good ice cream for you to be talking about it still, more than 10 years later AND its not chocolate!"

So I made some for her for her, after all it IS national Ice Cream Month. I added the cinnamon to the cooking milk, cream and sugar, when cinnamon is heated it intensifies, bringing out that CINNAMON flavor that we associate with red hots, spicy and hot, but not overdoing it. The result is a flecked pale ice cream that does not hint of its deliciousness. Its sweet, creamy, spicy and very very cinnamon flavored. Perfect with an oatmeal cookie. Witchy Sissy agrees, its a winner - and just as good as the restaurants version. That makes me a happy Kitchen Witch!

Cinnamon Ice Cream
makes 8 (1/2 cup) servings
2 egg yolks
1/2 c sugar
2.5 c milk
1.5 c heavy cream
1 t vanilla extract
1 t cinnamon

In a small sauce pan over medium heat, combine the milk, cream sugar and eggs. Whisk well. Add cinnamon, stirring constantly until temperature reaches 160.

~*~Kitchen Witch Tip: the cinnamon will be difficult to incorporate, keep stirring!! I found that rubbing the back of the spoon against the pan to smash the cinnamon helped it incorporate better. Straining the ice cream base will remove any scrambled eggs as well as large unincorporated cinnamon chunks. It will NOT look pretty while cooking, this is ok! ~*~

Pour heated ice cream base through a sieve to strain out any lumps, add vanilla and chill in an ice bath or overnight in the refrigerator.

Once ice cream base is thoroughly chilled pour into an ice cream machine and follow manufacturers instructions, until ice cream is frozen and the consistency of soft serve. You can serve ice cream now or transfer to a freezer safe container and freeze to firm up.

Nutrition Facts
provided by SparkPeople Recipe Calculator
8 Servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 256.1
Total Fat 19.1 g
Saturated Fat 11.6 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.9 g
Monounsaturated Fat 5.7 g
Cholesterol 118.4 mg
Sodium 50.3 mg
Potassium 40.5 mg
Total Carbohydrate 17.7 g
Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
Sugars 16.2 g
Protein 4.1 g


Siri said...

Hmmm... might have to add this to my to-do list!!!

Yenta Mary said...

That would be so, so good on its own; but how perfect would it be as an accompaniment to so many other things??? Sigh ... :)

Michelle J said...


I am obsessed with some baklava ice cream from a restaurant where I used to work. I want to try making it, but I'm convinced that I'll just waste a ton of baklava in the process. :\

Jenn said...

Very nicely done! I've had cinnamon ice cream before that was also to die for! I will be making this one for sure. I mean I have an ice cream maker, why let it just sit and collect dust, right :) Thanks for sharing, Andrea!

Bo said...

Cinnamon ice cream is one of my favorite things. I just hate that its hard to find except at the holidays...Looks like now I have a good recipe.

Smokin Ronnie Halcomb said...

AWESOME!!! it's gunna be 105 here this weekend and I need me some SWEET HOMEMADE ICE CREAM!!! ty MAM... sr

Anusce@Ciao-Chow said...

It looks great!
I have dedicated a whole day to ice cream on my blog! Would you like to be featured for your homemade ice-cream??? It would be fun for me to have both store bought and made at home recipes!!!

Sook said...

We just got an ice cream maker! This ice cream sounds so simple to make. Yum!

Raina said...

I have never heard of cinnamon ice cream, but it sounds delicious! You are a nice sister:) I am jealous that I don't have an ice cream machine..gotta get one soon:)

Moogie said...

Holy cow.... this looks sinfully fabulous.

Chef Bee said...

I love ice cream, can't wait to try this one. Thanks.

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Jane @ Sweet Basil Kitchen said...

I like and agree with your three guarantees! Good site!

Ananda Rajashekar said...

OMG i have never tired or ate cinnamon icecream, they looks super delicious nam nam :)

Teauna said...

I sooooo need an ice cream maker!

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